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Mediation is a process used to resolve a dispute between two parties. An experienced and certified mediator helps both parties in a dispute to communicate with one another with the goal of reaching an agreement which satisfies the needs of each party.


In mediation, each party speaks for themselves, making their own decisions. Mediators will not make decisions for you, provide legal advice, or recommend the terms of an agreement.

Why is mediation a consideration?

When faced with a legal dispute, mediation is considered by one or both parties as it keeps matters out of court, often leading to a cost-effective and expeditious outcome. Mediation can help protect the privacy of both parties as courtroom proceedings are open to the public and mediation is a confidential process (except as provided by law).

Does the Florida Judiciary encourage mediation?

The Florida Bar confirms Florida is the leader in mediation in the United States. According to the Bar, mediation is often requested before a court has a chance to order one, which demonstrates the popularity of mediation among the State’s Courts.

Choosing Dean Mead

When you work with a Dean Mead attorney as part of the mediation process, you have an experienced and certified attorney who could either represent you during each step of the negotiation process or serve as a third-party neutral to resolve a business dispute. Contact a member of our team to learn more.


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We would love to talk with you about how we may assist you. However, please know that contacting us through this page does not establish an attorney-client relationship; no attorney-client relationship will be established until you and we agree to representation. You should not send us any confidential information through contact from this page or until requested by the attorney, and we will not treat any information you choose to provide as confidential.

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